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Dive Review of Scuba St. Lucia in
St. Lucia

Scuba St. Lucia: "Nice Thanksgiving Diving on St. Lucia", Nov, 2018,

by Bobby Munno, NY, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10687.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Anse Chastanet & SCUBA St. Lucia have been reviewed here many times. We had a to totally stress-free visit escaping for some Thanksgiving Caribbean SCUBA diving. The hotel was lovely with the only negative being the lack of a pool. (That is unless you stay at the pricey but truly spectacular Jade Mountain where every room has their own.) The diving is extremely easy with a large dive staff accommodating all needs, especially those of the rusty, elderly and neophytes. All dives sites are a very short boat ride from the on-property dive operation. There is a lack of dive site variety, however, and repetition of sites caused me to pass on some afternoon dives. Our minor equipment and medical issues were swiftly and happily addressed by the dive staff. Dives are scheduled daily at 0830, 1030 & 1400 hours with night (shore only) dives on Mondays & Wednesdays. The wreck dive leaves at 0930 on Fridays only for 2 mundane dives. We were able to employ our PADI Lionfish Containment certification and then enjoy the fruits of our labor well prepared 3 ways by the hotel's chef. The hotel's staff, service, accommodations and meals were at the top-end of the Caribbean spectrum. While St. Lucia has many attractions, our visit was so nice and easy that we never left the property.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, Brooklyn, Bonaire, Cabo, Cancun, Caymans (all 3), Cozumel, Curacao, Dominica, Sint Eustatius, Ginny Springs, Grenada, Iceland, Jamaica, Key Largo, St. Lucia, Long Island, Palau, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Roatan, Tobago, Turks & Caicos, St. Vincent, Yucatan cenotes
Closest Airport UVF Getting There UVF, St Lucia's international airport, is easily accessed via direct flights from many USA & some European cities.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-81 Ft/ 15-25 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The blanket dive guide statement before each dive was "60 feet max for 45 minutes." Divers on computers were allowed deeper but the guides were adamant about 45 minute durations irrespective of gas consumption.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments While serviceable, serious UWPs will be disappointed.
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